Obituaries

Peter Quilliam

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.408-a (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:408

A professor of pharmacology who co-founded the charity Help the Hospices


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As an undergraduate at University College London, Peter obtained an MSc, specialising in the photochemistry of the colour purple. During his time there he developed an isolated head preparation in which the head was completely separated from the body of the animal and nourished by an artificial heart and lung. This technique is …

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